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ERIC Number: ED184640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-10
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Female Enrollment on an Urban Institution.
Hunt, W. Kevin; And Others
Computer files containing enrollment data for an urban, multi-campus community college for Fall 1972 and Fall 1978 were examined as part of a longitudinal study to determine: (1) enrollment trends of male and female students; (2) enrollment trends of male and female students for selected curriculum areas (Arts, Business Technology, Engineering/Industrial Technology, Public Service Technology, and Science); (3) trends in female enrollments in non-traditional curricular areas; and (4) whether male/female enrollment shifts were caused by increasing numbers of new female students or by returning female students. Major findings indicated that while college-wide male enrollments rose 204% from 1972 to 1978, female enrollments rose 492% in the same period. The enrollment rate of females classified as returning students increased even more (688%), and the proportion of returning students who were females rose from 25% in 1972 to 45% in 1978. Curriculum data showed that only Business Technology did not have a significant change in female enrollments, and that the proportion of females in non-traditional curriculum areas remained constant. The proportion of full- and part-time female students to their respective male counterparts increased significantly from 1972 to 1978, except for Business Technology students, and part-time Engineering/Industrial female students. Data tables are provided throughout the document. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)